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How to Take Treatment


How to Take AFINITOR

Take AFINITOR® (everolimus) Tablets once a day at the same time each day consistently with or consistently without food. AFINITOR is a prescription medicine that is a once-daily oral tablet. Take AFINITOR exactly as prescribed by your doctor. When you start treatment with AFINITOR, your health care provider may also prescribe a mouthwash to reduce the likelihood of getting mouth ulcers or sores and to reduce their severity. Follow your health care provider’s instructions on how to use this prescription mouthwash. Your doctor may change your dose of AFINITOR or tell you to temporarily interrupt dosing if needed.

When Taking AFINITOR Tablets:

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Use scissors to open the blister pack.

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Take it whole—not crushed, chewed, or broken.

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At the same time each day with a glass of water.

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Always take with food or always take without food.

Share lists of all your prescription medicines, over-the-counter medicines, and herbal supplements and vitamins with your health care provider and your pharmacist. Talk with your health care provider before starting any new medicine.

You should have regular blood tests before you start AFINITOR and as needed during your treatment. These will include tests to check your blood cell count, kidney and liver function, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels.

What should I avoid while taking AFINITOR?

Important AFINITOR Dosing Information

Your health care provider will prescribe the dose of AFINITOR that is right for you. AFINITOR is available in 2.5-mg, 5-mg, 7.5-mg, and 10-mg strength tablets that are white to slightly yellow in color.

If you miss a dose of AFINITOR, you may take it if it is less than 6 hours after the time you normally take it. If it is more than 6 hours after you normally take your AFINITOR, skip the dose for that day. The next day, take AFINITOR at your usual time. Do not take 2 doses to make up for a missed dose. If you are not sure about what to do, call your health care provider.

If you take too much AFINITOR, contact your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency department right away. Take the pack of AFINITOR with you.

How to Store AFINITOR Tablets

AFINITOR tablets come in blister packaging. This protects them from moisture and light. To store your tablets:

  • Store AFINITOR at room temperature, between 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C)
  • Keep AFINITOR in the pack it comes in
  • Open the blister pack with scissors just before taking AFINITOR
  • Keep AFINITOR dry and away from light
  • Do not use AFINITOR that is out of date or no longer needed

Always be sure to call your doctor if you have any questions about taking your medicine. AFINITOR will work best if you follow the directions from your doctor carefully. Also, remember to keep AFINITOR and all medicines out of the reach of children.